Australia's Prime Minister is a goddamned idiot

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull: "Well the laws of Australia prevail in Australia, I can assure you of that. The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia."

The goddamned idiot continued, "I’m not a cryptographer, but what we are seeking to do is to secure their assistance. They have to face up to their responsibility. They can’t just wash their hands of it and say it’s got nothing to do with them."

As a reminder: working crypto works. Stopping criminals from accessing working crypto is impossible. Trying to do so will make everything much, much worse.

The goddamned idiot plans to export this goddamned idiocy to Canada, the USA, the UK and New Zealand.

Prime Minister claims laws of mathematics 'do not apply' in Australia [Rachel Roberts/The Independent]

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